microscopic anatomy


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anatomy

 [ah-nat´o-me]
the science dealing with the form and structure of living organisms.
Examples of specialty areas of anatomy and physiology. From Applegate, 2000.
clinical anatomy anatomy as applied to clinical practice.
comparative anatomy description and comparison of the form and structure of different animals.
developmental anatomy the field of embryology concerned with the changes that cells, tissues, organs, and the body as a whole undergo from a germ cell of each parent to the resulting offspring; it includes both prenatal and postnatal development.
gross anatomy (macroscopic anatomy) that dealing with structures visible with the unaided eye.
microscopic anatomy histology.
morbid anatomy (pathologic anatomy) anatomy of diseased tissues.
radiologic anatomy x-ray anatomy.
special anatomy anatomy devoted to study of particular organs or parts.
topographic anatomy that devoted to determination of relative positions of various body parts.
x-ray anatomy study of organs and tissues based on their visualization by x-rays in both living and dead bodies.

mi·cro·scop·ic a·nat·o·my

the branch of anatomy in which the structure of cells, tissues, and organs is studied with the light microscope. See: histology.

microscopic anatomy

An obsolete term for histology or, as commonly used, histopathology.

mi·cro·scop·ic a·nat·o·my

(mī'krŏ-skop'ik ă-nat'ŏ-mē)
The branch of anatomy in which the structure of cells, tissues, and organs is studied with the light microscope.
See also: histology
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Our discussion begins with general descriptions of the male and female reproductive tracts, followed by more detailed descriptions of the gross and microscopic anatomy of each reproductive organ.
Microscopic anatomy of the sural nerve in the postnatal developing rat: a longitudinal and lateral symmetry study.
Their topics include the pathogenesis and medical therapy of male and female pattern hair loss, the gross and microscopic anatomy of the follicular unit, the science of hairline design, the single-scar harvesting technique, dense packing techniques, women, blacks, Asians, renovating previous transplants, complications, and the core curriculum in hair transplantation surgery.
Whereas most oral histology textbooks are deficient in the number of color photos present, this atlas has more than 200 magnified colored photographs of normal microscopic anatomy of oral tissues to assist the reader in identifying features of each tissue.
Correlation between gross anatomical topography, sectional sheet plastination, microscopic anatomy and endoanal sonography of the anal sphincter complex in human males.
More recently, Smiley (1994), in an extensive review on the microscopic anatomy of holothurians, provided little information on the cell and fiber types within the connective tissue compartments.
247-344 in Microscopic Anatomy of Invertebrates, Vol.